I wonder what the Pahiyas Festival has in store for the tourists this 2010 especially that the Philippines has been experiencing El Niño. I sure do hope that there are still a lot of harvest.
Last year, my boyfriend and I went to Quezon to celebrate Pahiyas. Despite the unpredictable weather (one minute it’s sunny, then it would drizzle/rain the next), we did have a lot of fun. This festival is in honor of the patron saint of farmers, San Isidro Labrador, as thanksgiving for bountiful harvest (masaganang ani).
Here are some of the pictures we took during Pahiyas Festival 2009:
We did not stay the whole day in Lucban. After lunch, we went to some of the must-see places in Quezon:
I hope even if there’s drought, our farmers still have a lot to be thankful for.
Happy Pahiyas Festival, everyone!